Rugby, Safari and City

20 days

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Day 1
Fly overnight to Johannesburg.
Day 2
On arrival you are met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel for your four night stay in Johannesburg. Settle in and relax, and perhaps book a restaurant for dinner out this evening.
Day 3
A 'Go as you please' tour with driver and vehicle is the best way of exploring the city. You are free to visit museums, do a little shopping or get into the heart of the lives of the locals.
Day 4
Game Day! Take up your seat in the pub or the stadium to watch the Lion's take on the Springboks.
Day 5
A day free to relax or explore the city further. Perhaps visit the Cradle of Humankind or the Apartheid Museum, both of which offer a fascinating insight into South Africa's culture and history.
Day 6
You move onto your safari destination (a flight to the Eastern Cape or Kruger or a drive north to Madikwe) for your three night stay.
Day 7-8
A safari is hugely exciting, with game drives getting you incredibly close to the big game, and bush walks introducing you to the smaller residents of the bush.
Day 9
Leaving your game lodge you take a flight, arriving in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. You are met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel. Cape Town has got a huge range of wonderful hotels, from grand, luxurious affairs, to smaller, more characterful guesthouses and B&Bs.
Day 10
The V&A Waterfront is a hive of activity and is where you can take the inspiring Robben Island tour and visit the breathtaking underwater world of the Two Ocean's Aquarium.
Day 11
Find your spot for the next Lion's vs Springboks match.
Day 12
Spend a full day exploring the beautiful Cape Peninsula. It’s particularly rewarding to explore the hidden beaches and paths as well as the headline sights like Cape Point and the penguins of Boulder’s Beach.
Day 13
Leaving Cape Town, you are transferred to the iconic Winelands region where you spend the next three nights.
Day 14
The Winelands is full of exceptional vineyards to explore and savour their delicacies. For convenience, why not book yourself on to the Franschhoek winetram which allows you the opportunity to sample up to five different vineyards.
Day 15
If you are looking for something more exclusive and tailored to your tastebuds, then why not spend the day with a private guide to take you on a private wine tour built around your favourite delicacies.
Day 16
You are transferred to Cape Town where you board a flight back to Johannesburg for your final four nights.
Day 17
Why not take a break from the city and head north to spend a day at Sun City, a resort full of exciting activities, from the water park to golf and casino to live theatre.
Day 18
The final match of the Rugby test. Set yourself up to watch the Lion's take on the Springboks.
Day 19
A final day to relax and recover from this exceptional tour of South Africa.
Day 20
You are transferred to Johannesburg Airport in time to board your onward flight back home.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

The Lion’s tour through South Africa is the perfect opportunity to combine your love of the game with the beauty, culture and wildlife of South Africa.

We can design the perfect itinerary to fit around all the Rugby Test matches, which start on the 3rd July and finish on the 7th August 2021 and allow you to get the most out of your time in South Africa. Have a browse through the holiday suggestions on this website for inspiration and then -as all of our trips are tailormade, please contact our specialists for a chat – we would be delighted to help.

This sample itinerary starts in Johannesburg; you arrive a day or two before the first match against the Springboks allowing you time to settle in and maybe explore some of the cultural sights of the city. After the match and a day to recover from the adrenaline rush, you step into the wild side of South Africa as you head out on safari. There are a few safari reserves available to you, such as the Kruger, Madikwe and the Eastern Cape which are all reachable within a day. From your safari, you then travel to the culturally rich city of Cape Town for the next match and to soak up the vibe of this cornerstone city. Before returning back to Johannesburg, you head out east to the Winelands, a region full of beautiful and historic vineyards to visit and wines to taste and boasting outstanding restaurants, making it the ideal place to relax and indulge yourself a bit. If wine is not your thing, then you can swap this with a couple of nights in Hermanus to go in search of the migrating Southern Right whales. Finally, you return to Johannesburg for the final test match against the Springboks and reflect on your winning tour of South Africa.

**Please note: We are unable to source match tickets**

4 nights Johannesburg – 3 nights safari – 4 nights Cape Town – 3 nights Winelands – 4 nights Johannesburg

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